Curriculum vitae

Publications list

PhD dissertation

Awards and honours

TV & radio interviews


Asteroid (183294) Langbroek

Astronomy software

Spy satellites

Asteroid discoveries

Dutch meteorites

Odonata (Dragonflies)

Weather station

Megaliths (travel blog)

Dubious stuff


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Website first online in 2000
This version went online in 2017

- 23 Mar 2022: - I was interviewed in the News broadcast of Dutch business tv station RTL Z concerning SpaceX Starlink.

- 28 Dec 2021: - I was Live interviewed in the News broadcast of Dutch business tv station RTL Z concerning the Chinese complaints about the SpaceX Starlink constellation causing close approaches to the Chinese Space Station.

- 17-19 Nov 2021: - on Nov 17 I was interviewed by the radio program EenVandaag on the national Dutch radio station NPO Radio 1 about the November 15 Russian ASAT test. Listen it back here (the item, in Dutch, starts at 36:00). I was also quoted on Nov 19 in a background piece by Bruno van Waayenburg in the major Dutch newspaper NRC

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At the Palindo megalith, Bada Valley, Sulawesi

Welcome to the website of Marco Langbroek

I am a multidisciplinary scientist and science educator, currently working at the Astronomy department of Leiden University.

My research topics include Military Space ("spy satellites"), Palaeolithic archaeology, meteorites, and asteroids.

RTL Late Night About me: - I am a Dutch scientist with a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology (Leiden University 2003) but currently academically working in the field of Space Situational Awareness (satellites).

I am active in multiple fields of science, including asteroids (of which I discovered several) and meteorites. I track classified military satellites ("spy satellites"), analyse their behaviour, and blog about that on my SatTrackCam blog. My archaeological research has a focus on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic, with a secondary interest in megaliths. In 2007, I received a VENI grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) to study spatial behaviour and cognition of Neandertals.

I have previously worked as an academic researcher (archaeology, meteoritics and space) at Leiden University, the VU University Amsterdam, and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the Dutch National Museum of Natural History).

I am currently working at the astronomy dept. of Leiden University, the Netherlands, as a consultant on Space Situational Awareness in a project with the Space Security Center of the Royal Dutch Air Force. I have a guest affiliation with Naturalis Biodiversity Center (the former Dutch National Museum of Natural History) on meteorites.

(c) 2017 by Marco Langbroek